Elijah of Buxton
Publication Date: March 25, 2008
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Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He’s best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah’s friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and he discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled–a life from which he’ll always be free, if he can find the courage to get back home.
Mirron Willis is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook recordings. He has worked extensively in film and television and on stage with the acting company at the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His recent audiobook recordings include Them by Nathan McCall, The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden, and The N Word by Jabari Asim.